Q&A with Camp Head Coach Jack Mynott
At only 23 Jack is in his 17th season playing cricket at South Wilts Cricket Club. Not only is he an immensely committed cricketer, Jack also completed the London Marathon in 2018 and spent last year teaching at a school in Kenya.
Possibly the most positive and energetic character to ever play the game, how are these qualities now being transfered to his coaching and what is in store now he has graduated from Loughborough University?
1. How old were you when you first came on a camp at South Wilts CC?
I was 5 when I first came on a South Wilts CC camp, and what a pleasure it was.
2.What teams do you currently play for?
I currently play for South Wilts 1st X1, Wiltshire 1st X1, The MCC and Loughborough University 1st X1.
3. What coaching will you be doing in the near future?
I am about to move to Kenya to teach at a Prep School. One of my roles is ‘Head of cricket’.
4. What other sports do you play or coach?
The other sports I play are tennis, squash and golf, I am qualified to coach tennis and rugby.
5. What is the most important factor in being a good coach?
To be a good coach, I believe you need to be enthusiastic, inclusive of all abilities and have the ability to inject energy and fun into every session. It also important to ensure that a coach earns the child’s respect to ensure that they train to their full potential.
6. You are in a rich vein of form with the bat, who in the club is most likely to get your wicket at the moment?
With all of South Wilts 1st X1 bowlers being in such good form, I am very glad I don’t have to face any of them at the moment. Of all in the club however, Ben Fisher.
7. What advice would you give to any child coming onto a Game Changers camp?
To anyone coming onto a Game Changers camp, I would advise that they turn up ready to get the most out of the day as possible. That means ensuring that they have a positive attitude throughout the day, that they listen to the coach and that they ask questions to cement their understanding. Most importantly HAVE GREAT FUN.
8. Best memory in a South Wilts shirt?
Hitting a 6 off the last ball to win the Souther Premier League T20 at the Ageas Bowl.
9. Are you the poshest person in the club?
No, my dad is.
Jack has scored 2 first team hundreds for South Wilts CC this season. To view the highlights from his second innings take a look at the video below.